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Double-edged sword in the heart: trapped deep venous thrombus in a patent foramen ovale.
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PMID:  22918040     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Trapped thrombus in a patent foramen ovale is a rare condition. Echocardiography is the main tool for diagnosis and for determination of the treatment to choose. There are a number of treatment options for trapped deep venous thrombus in a patent foramen ovale, including surgical thrombectomy, thrombolytics, and anticoagulant therapy. All patients should be evaluated individually, because the systemic and pulmonary thromboembolism risk of all treatment options is like a 'double-edged sword'. Here, we report a case of a patient with trapped thrombus in the patent foramen ovale detected by echocardiography, and successfully treated with surgical thrombectomy under extracorporeal circulation.
Authors:
Sadik Acikel; Ahmet G Ertem; Ugursay Kiziltepe; Mehmet Dogan; Harun Kilic; Ekrem Yeter
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Blood coagulation & fibrinolysis : an international journal in haemostasis and thrombosis     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-5733     ISO Abbreviation:  Blood Coagul. Fibrinolysis     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102551     Medline TA:  Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Departments of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, Ministry of Health Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Research and Educational Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
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